Helen Tager-Flusberg

Professor Hellen Tager-Flusberg
  • Phone (617) 358-5919
  • Education PhD, Harvard University
Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences, BU College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests

The overall aims of the research conducted in our center address questions about the phenotypic characteristics of the language, communication, and associated social-cognitive deficits in autism (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders. We have three ongoing lines of research:

  1. investigating the early behavioral and brain developmental trajectories in infants at risk for autism (in collaboration with Children’s Hospital Boston;
  2. comparing autism and specific language impairment in behavioral and fMRI studies of children and adolescents (in collaboration with MIT); and
  3. our Autism Center Excellence studies on minimally verbal children with autism (in collaboration with colleagues at BU, MGH, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Northeastern).

Lab Webpage: Center for Autism Research Excellence

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